Building Better Athletes: Focusing on K9 Athletes and Working Dogs
This two day seminar focuses on exercises that will provide dogs with both the strength and flexibility needed to participate safely in dog sports, including agility, herding, obedience, lure coursing, dock diving, etc. It is also ideal for working dogs.
Topics covered include:
*How to effectively warm up and cool down your dog.
*How to recognize gait issues.
*Evaluating structure from a proactive perspective.
*How to choose exercises that will strengthen the dog as a whole and promote efficient movement.
*How to focusing on specific muscle groups (depending on the sport/work) to reduce the risk of injury.
*How to break down the movements required in your sport/work, evaluate the stress placed on your dog’s body, and create a conditioning plan to address the areas of concern.
*How to use simple massage techniques to assist in your dog’s post-event recovery.
This is an in depth seminar that is ideal for owners who are passionate about learning how to help their dogs meet the physical demands of the sport or working world.
Level: All Levels
Time: 2 days
Working Spots: 10 per day
Auditing Spots: Unlimited